I had the same problem. I gave up and simply signed to buy the course, on the basis of the idea that Cambridge has a very good reputation. When i about to pay, I found to my surprise that i was being billed not for the course, but a slightly different amount for becoming a member of Cembridge English Teacher for a year, with a free course of my choice (I chose the IELTS course). However, I have not yet started the course because, after paying ( a week ago), I have received nothing from CET except my receipt. I'm anxious to start the course but so far my emails to the "get suport" address at the bottom of this page have produced no response from the support desk. I'm going to try to find a telephone number in the UK for the help diesk. If I am successful, I'll let you know.
Austin Rand, Vancouver, Canada
Did you manage to try what I suggested in my earlier reply? You will need to go to the courses section and start this online. There is a welcome video which will tell you everything you need to know about the course. Simply visit http://www.cambridgeenglishteacher.org/courses/details/18601 and then open your course and navigate through the sections.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you still can not access it.
This concerns to the Writing Task 1 in Official IELTS Practice Material 2:
The charts below show the proportions of the world's oil resources held in different areas, together with the proportions consumed annually in the same areas. A teacher had queried how the word 'held' ought to be interpreted: Does it refer to the oil produced or the oil reserves available? The sample answer, which is a student one and not a model one, only looks at a comparison between the two charts. Ok for low level students but high level ones might question the implication of the word 'held'. Thank you.
I agree that "held" in this instance is somewhat unclear and suggests that the reserves referred to have been obtained already and can readily be transferred elsewhere. A better choice might have been "existing", "undeveloped" or "available".